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PEI Advisory Council on the
Status of Women

E-News for Thursday
January 13, 2022

Table of Contents

Events listed below may get postponed or possibly cancelled. Please always check with the events directly for updated information. Thank you.

1) Digital Self-Care and Self-Defense

January 20, 2022

This is a FREE online workshop for women in or aspiring to be in politics, who wish to learn about navigating the online landscape.

This 2-hour interactive session will cover how to prevent and deal with online abuse, and set boundaries to effectively utilize online tools while also staying safe.

Please fill out this google form and the zoom link and further details will be sent to you:

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2) Upcoming Virtual Forum - February 8 & 9, 2022 (2:00-3:30pm Atlantic (1:00-3:30 Eastern)

Learn More & Register Now

We are excited to share some presentation descriptions for the first day of the Forum (Tuesday, February 8)!

Envisioning Safety on Post-Secondary Campuses: How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?

Tia Wong (Co-Chair) and Kelsey Friesen (Outreach Lead) of Students for Consent Culture Canada (SFCC) set the stage for the 2022 Forum with a brief introduction of their organization and their work as well as the student anti-sexual violence movement. They will establish the importance of the Forum’s topics – reimagining policy, addressing securitization, understanding transformative justice, and implementing student supports to create community safety on campuses.


A Discussion of the Culture and Perspectives on a Sexual Assault Policy Project from Nova Scotia

CAPSAP (Culture and Perspectives on a Sexual Assault Policy) is a research project undertaken by four Universities in Nova Scotia (Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, Cape Breton University, and St. Mary’s University) to review the universities’ sexual assault policies and make recommendations to increase their cultural inclusivity. This project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. KellyAnne Malinen from Mount Saint Vincent University and is funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, SSHRC, The Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, and Mount Saint Vincent University. The aim of this research is to educate policy makers and university staff about various cultures' perspectives and represent the diverse student population studying at Nova Scotian Universities.


"Trust your gut and do it yourself": Resisting Securitisation and Co-Optation at Post-Secondary Institutions

If campus safety is so important, why are campuses so unsafe for so many? What is "securitisation" and how is it connected to wider patterns of oppression in our society? What can students do to fight gender violence, without depending on police and other forms of carceral power? In this presentation, I reflect on what makes strategies of resistance to securitisation necessary, accessible, legible, and effective. While #MeToo changed the conversation about gender violence, many institution-led antiviolence initiatives remain superficial public relations exercises that empower policing and sideline student-survivors. As an alternative, I argue for the enduring importance of grassroots organising, community knowledge, anonymous guerilla tactics, keeping survivors at the centre, and building alliances across struggles, especially the struggle against police brutality. In the movement to end gender violence, achieving more widespread understanding and support for abolitionist politics is at a key turning point, and student-survivor organising has enormous potential to drive it forward. In support of this discussion, I draw on the voices and perspectives of students who participated in two key community research projects led by SFCC: the Crucial Voices report for the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence (2021), and the forthcoming Open Secrets report and toolkit on faculty sexual violence at Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

This presentation is grounded in 20 years of experience as a campus antiviolence organiser, researcher, educator and frontline supporter of survivors. It is indebted to the neverending work by BIPOC, Antiracist, Queer, DisAbled and feminist activists, to hold states, police and other institutions accountable for the violence inflicted on certain bodies in the name of "community safety." 

Learn More & Register Now
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3) Seeking focus group participants for people diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer

Have you been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer? We would like to hear from you.
As part of a project that the CBCN is undertaking to better understand the unique experiences of people diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), we will be holding virtual focus groups in January 2022. These focus groups will be 1.5 hours in length and will help inform CBCN’s programming for TNBC as well as a survey that will be widely distributed across Canada.
Please email Jenn Gordon if you are interested in participating in one of these focus groups.

Jenn Gordon 
Director of Operations/Directrice des opérations
Canadian Breast Cancer Network / Réseau canadien du cancer du sein

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4) New Infographic! Trans Women and Intimate Partner Violence: Fundamentals for Service Providers

This infographic shares data from a national Trans PULSE Canada survey regarding Trans women's experiences of intimate partner violence.

It identifies barriers Trans women face in accessing services and offers some fundamentals for service providers to support Trans women.

Access the Infographic

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5) Invitation to World Religion Day

I am pleased to write you on behalf of the planning committee for World Religion Day 2022.

For more than 60 years, this day has been coordinated by members of the Bahá’í Religion as a way to promote the similarities between us as we understand our various faiths. At the same time, respecting our differences.
In PEI, for the past several years a group of many from various religions have prayed together and worshiped together and have developed wonderful friendships.

As a result, for the first time, the event is being coordinated by a multi-faith committee and is being hosted by St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Charlottetown. Due to the current Covid situation, we will be having this event on Zoom and Facebook Live.

It will be a full schedule of readings, music, and prayer as we celebrate together our unity while honouring our differences.

We invite you (and your members) to join us over Zoom for this celebration on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 2:30 pm ADT time. 

Our theme this year is “Children, Treasures for a Better World” and this will be reflected in the content of the presentation which is predominantly led by youth and children of our various faith traditions.

We look forward to (virtually) celebrating with you!
Here is the Zoom link for the event.
For other countries’ time zones:
 If you have any questions or concerns about using Zoom or tuning in on Facebook, feel free to contact the parish office or 902-892-1691.
Thank you.
The Planning Committee for World Religion Day 2022

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6) PEIBWA Activities and Events


7) PRIDE Board Looking for Members and Upcoming AGM

Happy Almost-2022 to Our Dear Pride PEI Members

It's time for another message from your Trustees!
We have updated the Pride PEI website with information about serving on the Board of Directors ('job descriptions', expectations, time commitment, etc.) as well as the new Director Self-Nomination Form.

Do the Board role descriptions sound like something you'd excel at? Please consider serving on the Pride Board for 2022! If you're not ready to serve on the Board, think about who you would like to see represent and lead our community... and encourage them to run! 

Filling out the self-nomination form to join the Pride Board will take about 20 minutes, depending on your style of working. Please see the accessibility section for additional options. 
Applications are open now until 5pm Atlantic on Friday, January 14.

For more information re the Board elections, view this webpage.


The website also has new information regarding the Special General Meeting, including the link to register to attend.

You must be a current Pride PEI Member in order to attend and vote. You can confirm your status and update your contact info on our website at any time.

As previously announced, the SGM will be virtual. This provides the greatest accessibility for all our Members across the Island (or who may be currently off-Island). It is also now necessary given current provincial COVID-19 restrictions.

A meeting information package will be sent to all meeting registrants in advance of the SGM. It will include the agenda, voting instructions, as well as the roster of candidates up for election and a short bio for each. 

Many more details on the website - please take a look!
As always, you can reach out to us at any time via
Thank you very much,

Your Pride PEI Trustees

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8) Occasion de financement / Funding opportunity

On behalf of the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat, I would like to share a funding opportunity with you from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF). They are seeking to support organizations to combat racism, promote events and education, and to build a more anti-racist society. 
The $3 million National Anti-Racism Fund will be disbursed over two years, which will constitute a valuable contribution to the continuation of CRRF's mission: developing, sharing, and applying knowledge and expertise to contribute to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society. 
CRRF will host webinars to guide anyone interested in applying to this fund through the application process.  The dates of the National Anti-Racism Fund application webinars will be:
  • Thursday January 6, 2022 from 1 to 2pm EST (English)
  • Wednesday January 19, 2022 from 4 to 5pm EST (English)
  • Thursday January 13, 2022 from 1 to 2pm EST (French)
To register for the instructional webinar, click on this link:

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, click on this link:

Applications are open until January 21, 2022!
Yours sincerely,
Peter Flegel
Executive Director
Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat
Canadian Heritage
Au nom du Secrétariat fédéral de lutte contre le racisme, je tiens à partager avec vous une occasion de financement de la Fondation canadienne des relations raciales (FCRR). Elle cherche à soutenir les organisations qui luttent contre le racisme, font la promotion d’événements et l'éducation, et construisent une société plus antiraciste. 
Le Fonds national de lutte contre le racisme, d'une valeur de 3 millions de dollars, sera déboursé sur deux ans, ce qui constituera une contribution précieuse à la poursuite de la mission de la FCRR : développer, partager et appliquer les connaissances et l'expertise afin de contribuer à l'élimination du racisme et de toutes les formes de discrimination raciale dans la société canadienne.
La FCRR organisera des webinaires pour guider toute personne intéressée par ce fonds à travers le processus de candidature.  Les dates des webinaires de demande du Fonds national de lutte contre le racisme seront les suivantes 
  • Jeudi, le 6 janvier 2022, de 13 h à 14 h HNE (en anglais)
  • Mercredi, le 19 janvier 2022 de 16h00 à 17h00 EST (anglais)
  • Jeudi, le 13 janvier 2022 de 13h00 à 14h00 HNE (en français).
Pour vous inscrire au webinaire d'instruction, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien :
Pour en savoir plus sur cette opportunité et pour postuler, cliquez sur ce lien :
Les candidatures sont ouvertes jusqu'au 21 janvier 2022 !
Bien cordialement,
Peter Flegel
Directeur exécutif
Secrétariat fédéral de lutte contre le racisme
Patrimoine canadien

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9) PEI Status of Women: In-Person Office Hours by Appointment

To contribute to PEI's collective effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with public health measures, the office PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is open by arrangement or appointment. To make an appointment, please email or phone 902-368-4510. Staff members continue to telework on given days or at given times. This may affect when and how we are able to respond to requests. Thank you for your patience.

Pour contribuer à l'effort collectif de l'Î.-P.-É. visant à ralentir la propagation du COVID-19 et à respecter les mesures de santé publique, le bureau du PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women est ouvert sur rendez-vous. Pour prendre rendez-vous, veuillez envoyer un courriel à ou téléphoner au 902-368-4510. Les membres du personnel continuent de faire du télétravail à des jours ou à des heures donnés. Cela peut affecter le moment et la manière dont nous sommes en mesure de répondre aux demandes. Nous vous remercions de votre patience.
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